The Ghazi Attack, directed by Sankalp Reddy and starring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni is a war film based on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi in 1971.
The Ghazi Attack starring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni is war film based on real events. Here is The Ghazi Attack movie review.
The Ghazi Attack Cast: Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Singh, Om Puri, Nassar.
Border stops being the benchmark. The Ghazi Attack is now the best Indian war film, ladies and gents.
Stripped of all the saturated fats that we associate with Indian war films (courtesy JP Dutta) such as sentimental backstories of soldiers, romantic subplots that only serve to bore and unrealistic heroism, The Ghazi Attack, helmed by first-time filmmaker Sankalp Reddy, deserves kudos for its smart, smart filmmaking.
The Ghazi Attack is based on the mysterious sinking of the behemoth of a submarine called PNS Ghazi, pretty much The Nautilus of the Pakistan Army between 1964 and 1971. According to the Pak army, PNS Ghazi sank due to explosions caused by itself or the landmines it laid in the Bay of Bengal. However, the Indian Navy credits the destroyer INS Rajput for sinking PNS Ghazi. As of today, it is a mystery and was thus, a ripe subject for a filmmaker to base a war film on.
More so because 90 per cent of the action occurs within submarines and thus under water. As such, the setting is new to the Indian audience who have rarely seen the insides of a submarine on the big screen. It’s all very contained. Shot in tight angles. Close-ups of actors. Sweating, bleeding, nervous, agitated and trying to keep calm under pressure in a claustrophobic environment where one wrong move can mean either death or a full-scale war between India and Pakistan.